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Concepts and Themes Civic Nationalism Racial Nationalism Multicultural Platoon A unit made up of Protestants, Catholics, Jews, southerners, westerners, and easterners all of whom were white. Ex. Rough Riders and their centered ideal around becoming one with the nation, a multicultural platoon and melting pot in order to become a “true American.” Melting Pot The idea that immigrants of different cultures or races form an integrated society. Teddy Roosevelt as well as many Americans though, had a shared belief in the superiority of a racialized melting pot New Nationalist State (p. 123) succeeded on several levels but by the early 1920s barely a trace of it survived. Roosevelt was convinced that the success of the American national experiment depended as much on the spread of economic opportunity as on the imposition of cultural, racial, and political discipline. In such an environment immigrants would not simply be turned into Americans through the coercive power of the federal government. They would voluntarily affiliate with America, convinced that they stood to benefit from joining a society that offered far more economic opportunity and advancement that did the societies into which they had been born. The act of choosing to become American would give their americanness a depth and conviction that could never be achieved by disciplinary policies alone. Rooseveltian Nation - an era when American politics is powerfully influenced by both civic and racial nationalism. Rooseveltian nation rises with TR in the first two decades of the 20 th century and collapses in the mid 1960s. This book is the story of the rise and fall of the Rooseveltian nation Disciplinary State (Americanization) Non-white Exclusion Roosevelt’s policy about whom he was opposed to. Roosevelt's national community was open to anyone who could claim European origins or ancestry but assumed a different posture toward blacks, Asians, and other nonwhites Radicalism Unionists who were intent on revolutionizing the American society in order to begin anew. They threatened political order and civility, qualities that Roosevelt prized as much as liberty. Roosevelt was very much against them. Anti-radicalism
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War and Nationalism Anglo-Saxton (Teutonic) Ideal Black Nationalism Gerstle blames the dormant and unchallenged racial nationalism of the South for the rise in Black Nationalism after the Democratic National Convention of 1964, when Freedom Democrat delegates were not seated. (294) The new emphasis by some Civil Rights groups, particularly that of Malcolm X, on “Black Power” and that the uniqueness of black culture had an inherent value, led irrevocably, according to Gerstle to the rise in multiculturalism among ethnic Americans, which increased America’s consciousness of race. (329) Multicultural Platoon New Nationalist State Accepting people once they become Americanized Rooseveltian Nation Has to do with the era of politics in civic & racial nationalism; Roosevelt’s policy on
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